Beauty, from first freeze

We had our first freeze in the St. Louis area a few nights ago, which means that lots of tender plants get turned instantly ugly.


That's upon first glance. When you look more closely there's actually quite a bit of beauty, especially in the large, freshly-killed leaves of bananas, cannas, and Colocasia.

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The wonderful shades of greenish browns and brownish greens, the new, more vertical lines of the now-limp leaves -- there's so much to enjoy!








I'll take a wider look at the freeze damage in tomorrow's post, but it's hard to get worried about winter's approach when it's back up in the low 70's F now, with no more freezing temperatures forecast for a week or more.

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Gerhard Bock (Bamboo, Succulents and More)  – (October 30, 2013 at 11:52 AM)  

Beautiful, yes, but I'd still rather live without freezes, frosts or any kind of cold weather.

scottweberpdx  – (October 30, 2013 at 12:25 PM)  

There can definitely be beauty in unexpected places, you just have to look for it...well seen!

Lisa  – (October 31, 2013 at 5:30 AM)  

There's something kind of refreshing about that first hard freeze...time to clean up and put the garden to bed for another year. And start planning for next year!

The Gardening Blog  – (October 31, 2013 at 10:50 AM)  

Awe! Frost is a real gardeners foe! But the colours you show at this time are spectacular.

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